Wednesday 14/3/12 open/twitter thread

What’s on your mind?

Find anything you like in the twitter feed?

And check out Kate Jones’ credentials compared to Campbell Newman’s? Night and day.

Newman’s had a 13 year stint in the army, has extensive business management experience…

Jones worked at McDonald’s as a teenager, started working for the ALP at 21.

That was after she finished uni. Same uni and course as me, JFTR. And possibly the same year (but I took a year off to work after 1st year).

And as I’ve lamented many a time, the academic bench is stacked there.

Good course overall, lot’s of practical experience, but yeah, it wasn’t exactly bursting with Howard luvvies.

Speaking of journo academics…


Via WOZ on facebook, this seems a tad unfair… is it real?


  1. “Find anything you like in the twitter feed?


      • Sean of Deer Park
      • March 14th, 2012

      You’re a bloody good dog, spot. šŸ˜†

      • *wagwagwag*

    • Wow! Thanks, mate!

    • mabba
    • March 14th, 2012

    Yeah, but ‘Keep Kate’ has all the credentials that really matter : how’s this for being ‘local’ as in really ‘in the zone’ ? :

    She is married to Paul Cronin, former chief media adviser to both Beattie & Bligh, & now head of media relations at QLD RAIL (? hullo, asset sales, seatless new tilt train?)
    She was Minister after 2009 (until Campbell’s foray into Ashgrove last year) for… Climate Change & Sustainability. Guess whose husband is newly created (after 2009) Assistant Director General, Office of Climate Change & Sustainability? Nah, not hers, but ANNA’s – as in Greg Withers.

    Now that’s what I call a true local.

    • Very cosy.

    • mabba
    • March 14th, 2012

    Found a wonderful factual article by Des Houghton in ‘The Courier Mail’ online today, comparing Jones & Newman. Haven’t got the skills to post it. Nearly 200 affirming comments so far (about 5 against). So refreshing.

    • Already linked, mabba, where I wrote “night and day” in the post.

    • mabba
    • March 14th, 2012

    Oops! (Just as well I’m not running for Parlt. – might be exposed as incompetent!)

      • Sean of Deer Park
      • March 14th, 2012

      I dunno, Mab’s. If you make friends with the ALP, you could end up as Foreign Minister or PM. Incompetence is a prerequisite. Stranger things have happened. šŸ˜†

      Anyways, ’tis easy to miss links. I often have to come back for more as I know I’ve missed stuff.

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